(June 1959)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of January, May, July and November
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff; George Kashdan
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Mystery Seeds From Space! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Invisible Batman (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Mrs. Dumone (President of the Gotham Community Chest); Smiley Gober (villain, smuggler); Smiley's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Batman is subjected to an experimental oight that renders him invisible. However, smuggler Smiley Gober finds a way to make the Caped Crusader visible: by throwing flour on him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Fred Finds a Way! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Fred; Jimmy; baseball coach
Synopsis:
Fred finds that there are other ways to participate in his favorite activity of baseball, despite physical limitations or being rejected for the team.

The Return of Signalman (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; a movie crew; a security guard; Signalman [Phil Cobb] (villain)
Synopsis:
Having escaped from jail, the Signalman attempts to impress his fellow crooks, even in attempting to steal object from a Batman exhibit, but is stopped by the Caped Crusader time and time again
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Inker credit verified by Paris.

Off-Duty Hero (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

["Look at that sun streaming in here!"] (Table of Contents)

Jail Jests / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor

The Mystery Seeds from Space (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; un-named farmer; an alien robot (villain)
Synopsis:
Tracking down the source of weird, sonic vibrations, the Caped Crusaders discover the existence of some alien seeds from space, all powered by an alien meteorite, the last of which is a formidable robot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris

["Officer! Oh, officer!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mystery Seeds From Space!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Invisible Batman
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. Fred Finds a Way!
  4. 3. The Return of Signalman
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. Off-Duty Hero
  6. 5. ["Look at that sun streaming in here!"]
    Jail Jests
  7. 6. The Mystery Seeds from Space
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. ["Officer! Oh, officer!"]
    Casey the Cop
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